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The brothers, known for their catchphrase “To me, to you”, will sit it on lunchtime news conferences at Northern Echo

Teenager sentenced for killing soldier

A teenager who killed a soldier just days before he was returning home to his family for Christmas was detained for two and half years today.

All 602 drivers pass random breath test

Police said today that they were "heartened" after an operation to catch drink-drivers saw more than 600 breath-tested without a single motorist being over the limit.

Non-emergency telephone number 111 being trialled

A new non-emergency phone number for people needing medical care is being trialled.

Southern Cross warns on profits as cuts hit care home spending

The care homes operator Southern Cross Healthcare issued its second profits warning in six months yesterday as it blamed government spending cuts for what it expects to be a tough second half of the year.

Labour Party 'divided and weak', say voters

The challenge facing Labour's next leader is laid bare in a poll published today, showing that disillusioned former voters view the party as weak, divided, out-of-touch and old-fashioned.

Pair cleared of machete attack on fighter

Two men have been cleared of hacking a bare-knuckle fighter known as the "King of the Gypsies" with machetes.

Northgate drives back into the black by £9.6m

The commercial van hire company Northgate said it had swung back into the black after cracking down on costs and obtaining higher prices for its second-hand vehicles.

Boys remanded over churchyard murder

Two 15-year-old boys charged with murdering a homeless man in a churchyard were remanded into secure accommodation today.

Ex-solicitor general Vera Baird given six-month driving ban

A former solicitor general who sped down a motorway at almost 100mph was banned from driving for six months today.

Davey takes over at Hereford

Simon Davey has been unveiled as Hereford's new manager, just six days after his shock resignation at Darlington.

Oldham part company with manager Penney

Oldham have parted company with manager Dave Penney following the club's dismal League One campaign.

Barnet sack manager Hendon

Barnet have terminated the contract of manager Ian Hendon with immediate effect.

Prescribe heroin to addicts on the NHS, says nursing leader

The leader of Britain's nurses gave his personal backing for schemes to provide heroin to drug addicts on the NHS yesterday.

Outside the Box: Wembley farce means life's a pitch for Vase finalists

Pity the finalists in the FA Vase (Whitley Bay and Wroxham), the Blue Square play-offs and the League Two play-offs. They are the unfortunates who must play the biggest match of their season (or their history) on Wembley's horrible pitch the day after an even more important fixture has taken place; namely the FA Trophy final, FA Cup final and League One play-off. And all that within the space of three weeks. Even England have to play their penultimate World Cup warm-up match against Mexico two days after the Championship play-off final.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee